39 Burst results for "PRO"
Fresh update on "pro" discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Going to say this about the Kindle scribe is, well, they're not going to this is a great device for comic books, but it's not in color. We'll go give that to you two years from now. You can give it to you. They have comics. They have one of the major distribution platforms for digital comics. But to the point of what you're saying is the ability to, with your finger, turn down the volume. Yes, yes. Anyway, so AirPods pro but my point though is actually that when you do the pairing of your AirPods pro for the first time, with your iPhone, your iOS device, it offers you a 6 month trial of Apple music. And I'm sure a lot of people already have their music platform of choice, but I was thinking about it from a young person's perspective. 15 or something. And I've got my new AirPods or something. I may actually sign up for Apple music in that moment. And that's the thing that's going to essentially hook me for life. So that integration into the operating system is enormous competitive advantage. Over time, kind of gradually squeezes out companies like Spotify in a way that can be really deleterious to competition. So that's another angle of this that I'm looking at that's like if Amazon can come out and completely
Hugh Talks With Sen. Tom Cotton About What's Affecting Your Wallet
"Asked me as well. I'm not going to play the tape. What's going on in the late search? It's gas prices. It's food prices. It's always back to the economy and your wallet and senator cotton. I don't know, it's like an Arkansas, but in California every morning I have to listen to Dwayne moaning and going about 6 and a half dollar gasoline again. Yeah, and when I was in Colorado gases making back up to $4 a gallon. They've got a very bad fentanyl problem there. Colorado is now setting, setting the pace in America. They're the number one state for car thefts. Not exactly what you want to be the number one state for, but it's because of Democrats radical pro crime policies that states like Colorado or for that matter like Pennsylvania are seeing crime waves that Democrats are going to be held accountable. Accounts for November.
Fresh update on "pro" discussed on KOGO Weekend News Edition
"School football game. A shooting at a high school homecoming football game leaves one dead and one wounded. It happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma Friday night at the McLean high school for science and technology, both victims were just 17 years old, arriving officers from the Tulsa PD report that one victim, a male was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition. Police searched the surrounding neighborhood, but failed to find the suspected shooter who is also believed to be 17. Karen McHugh, Fox News. Another high school football team in Santa Clarita, California is told to stop flying a pro police thin blue line flag. Fox's Christina Coleman. It's a tradition for football players at saugus high school to run onto the field with the American flag and the blue lives matter flag as a tribute to law enforcement. However, there have been some complaints that the black white and blue flag is divisive. So the district decided that the football team will no longer be allowed to run onto the field with the flag. The superintendent says the district does support law enforcement in a statement the coach indicating it might not be right for a possibly divisive flag to represent the entire team. The
John Zmirak Shares His Thoughts on Italy's New Prime Minister
"There's a new prime minister in Italy and she speaks clearly and firmly about the importance of borders of national sovereignty of answering to the will of the voters, not globalist elites. She is pro family, pro life as far as I think. I think she inherits a difficult situation, we should not get our hopes too high about what she'll be able to do in office because Italy like so many of the European countries is run from afar by the European Union. It pulls the strings controls the budget if Italy tries to rebel too much against the European Union's policy of managed decline and the gradual replacement of Europeans by immigrants mostly from the Muslim world. If she rebels against that policy too much, German bankers will pull strings and bankrupt Italy. Look what they did to Greece. You remember what the European you don't think there's something like a Brexit could happen? I don't know what they would call it. They would call it Feng wool or something. What would it be, what would you call it, but you don't think the Italians could conceivably. It would have to. They would have to pull out any country that wants to actually be sovereign. Has to get out of the suicide pact that is the European Union. And eventually get out of NATO, which is a nuclear suicide pact. Now,
Fresh update on "pro" discussed on Double Tap Canada
"I don't even touch it on a day to today basis other than an old iPad Pro here that operates as my mixer. Just the front interface, and I use it for sound effects and stuff like that. But that's so specialized. I'm not using it for emails I'm not using it. My phone is there. Why would I do it in two different places? So when I travel, I throw Netflix on there, download some stuff for offline and I'll watch stuff on the iPad because it's a bigger of a screen. And maybe it's a better of a companion for me now because I don't have the pro max. I only have the pro. But yeah, it's just not there yet. And it should be there because it really has the power to do that. And the power to be pretty damn close to a MacBook Air. I'm wondering if it's intentional. I wonder if it's intentional. That is just not they don't want it to replace the MacBook Air because the MacBook Air has this market. That being said that new entry level MacBook airs, the price points aren't as low as they used to be. So maybe there is a hole in the market for an iPad Pro and iPad ultra and iPad something that finally has some of those features more categories. Honestly, it just gets so confusing. Okay, let's talk I want to mention some of the potential products we may see this month from Apple because if we're going to see the pro, that would be great. It does certainly sound like a pro is coming. A macro that is. But I think we're likely to see the MacBook 1416 get an upgrade to M two. We'll see that processor appear and that doesn't seem to be in doubt. But do you think it's going to be an M two? I guess it will have to be an M two pro and M two max. And then what do we have the Mac studio had the ultra? And I'm so lost when it comes to these processors. So many. This bigger version because it's like they just seem to group these processors together and they just make bigger processes of just a hundred and remember when they did the Mac studio, right? The Mac studio you had the option between a bunch of different new processors and the new processors. With M1 max, M1 ultra. So the M1 max was the ten cores, 32 core GPU, 64 gigs of memory, blah, blah, blah. And then the M1 ultra just tattoo of those. That's right. I see a lot of rumors about the Mac mini getting an update, and I have to say, I love my mic mini, I really do. And it does the job. I'm still, I keep going on about this, but I'm still using my base level mic mini for most of my tasks. And it's fine. I mean, it does that. Right? Yeah. That's right. So many of the very first one that came out, the base level, 8 gig ram, 512 gig SSD. Well, it's not the base level, and it was the one up because I had the 5 12 gig SSD, not the two 5 6 gig SSD. But a really good machine. And if it goes to M two, which it will and possibly this month, then I think that could be that could be quite useful because I wonder if I need the max studio for the kind of work I'm doing. I mean, yeah, I do a bit of video editing. You know what? It's not a huge amount.
Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry
"Moscow appointed heads of the Liu Hans and curzon regions in Ukraine have published on the telegram messaging application They request for the territories to join Russia Luhansk pro Moscow administrator cited alleged Ukrainian crimes and threat of genocide as a reason for his request addressed to Russia's Vladimir Putin while the curse and region's head later did the same and the remaining to Russia occupied regions are expected to follow suit for requests as seen as a prelude to Putin declaring their annexation in the coming days Kyiv and Western Allies have dismissed the referendums as shams president volodymyr zelensky says Russia's attempts to annex Ukrainian territory will mean there's nothing to talk about with this president of Russia I'm Charles De Ledesma
Fresh update on "pro" discussed on Ask Me Another
"But they're the ones in charge now. And he told me people get killed for being pro Ukraine. There are all kinds of things that don't make sense in ilia's life right now. There are parts of town that are destroyed in parts that are fine. Schools in session, but there are mines along the way. When you're living through a war, there's only so much you can set straight. You have to hold a lot of contradictions in your head at once. Ilya is getting pretty good at it. Now we could miss. It's one of the producers of our show. His mom and sister finally did make it to mariupol, and surprise the grandparents. Yo yo is there to film it. This week Russian president Vladimir Putin cited creed that made four regions of Ukraine into part of Russia, officially, including where Ilya is right now. The United Nations secretary general said the move went, quote, against everything the international community is meant to stand for. A two, oh, what a handled web re weave. Quick heads up before we start the story the dimension's part of the male anatomy, take that under advisement, pro and con, decide
Caller: A Conflict With Fellow Black Christians
"Good, man. Listen, I really have a real conflict with a lot of my fellow black Christians. Now, they say that they don't agree with them immoral policies of the Democratic Party. But they think that they're not held responsible for voting for them. It's a really confusing thing to me. I've had a girl tell me that she is pro she don't believe in the killing of the unborn, but she's pro choice. I guess she's kind of manipulating the things that we know that God gives all people choice. But the choice in terms of killing babies is a different kind of choice. That's the choice to murder babies. And every Christian should be against it. But they've adjusted that theology to fit this Democratic Party. It's an amazing thing to me. They've adjusted it to fit them. Listen, this is, this is a hard fight and this is one of those issues where I say blacks that don't wake up. You have to kick the dust off your sandals and move on. But there's no way that you can justify abortion. You can't justify abortion biblically. God says he knew you before you were even born. I would quote scripture to her, and I would just ask her if God says this, why do you think that? And don't argue with her, just let her think it through, perhaps when she walks a may away, maybe the Holy Spirit will get a hold of our heart and get a hold of her thinking. But this is, this is nonsense. And I do believe that black churches need to be called out for this. I believe, and I hate to say this, but this is true. I think that Black Lives Matter has had a bigger impact on the black community than the black evangelical church ever has. And it's a sad statement, but it's a true statement. I believe that the black church largely, the black evangelical church, has largely been feckless when it comes to helping out the black community and it's
Leo Terrell: The FBI, DOJ Were Weaponized Against a Pro-Life Activist
"Because you know what you're talking about and you've seen both sides of the political island invaluable skill You're also a lawyer I opened up today's show discussing the FBI and the weaponization of the FBI Now you're literally a civil rights attorney It's not figurative This has to bother you I mean the whole idea of civil rights And I'm not necessarily comparing the two because one was far more severe but the targeting of Americans based on superficial characteristics race or religion The internment of the Japanese Jim Crow slavery there's a history in this country that you know that I know that is a history we should talk about But the weaponization of law enforcement to attack those people for the superficial characteristics results right now in people's disgust Thankfully so But it's kind of strange Again that's severe But on a lesser level now the targeting of people for their political beliefs Leo perception is turning into reality here as the indicators start to pile up based on the targeting of that pro life activist by the FBI this weekend That this is a real thing political targeting We can't have a constitutional republic if it's allowed to continue You are absolutely right This is to fear I mean you expect the law to be our last key cornerstone of impartiality Let's be very clear The FBI the Department of Justice has been weaponized Everyone in the world knows what they did to that pro life activist A case that was easily dismissed They are cine a signal to people who disagree with the democratic platform that we're going to go after you and they're trying to deter people like you me the average citizen who has a different opinion Dan from the far left and they're using the FBI and the FBI is a Willy participant That's scary
The Biden Administration Has Launched Its War on Pro-Lifers
"I also was reading an article this morning over at the Washington examiner about how Republican chances in 2022 in the midterms are much better than a number of polls are suggesting it seems that that is pretty likely considering the boneheaded moves the Democrats keep making some 42 days before the midterms. Tim Carney over at the Washington examiner writes about the FBI's arrest of a pro life activist at his home in Pennsylvania over a 2021 scuffle with a Planned Parenthood activist. And the headline in the Washington examiner says it all. The Biden administration has launched its war on pro lifers. It's clear the Biden Merrick Garland's Justice Department under Joe Biden has declared war on the pro life movement with the arrest of Mark hauk.
The Feds Are Now Targeting Ordinary Citizens on the Right
"I've spoken about the FBI as a group of thugs with badges. And we have seen the ways in which the FBI arbitrarily raids Trump's residence, Mar-a-Lago. We've seen the FBI's orchestration of the Whitmer kidnapping. And we have not fully seen, although it's beginning to come out, the FBI's role in January 6th. Interesting as the government tries to make a conspiracy case, a sedition case against oath keepers. They are now admitting there were FBI informants embedded in the oath keepers and they're trying to create the idea of some sort of an oath keeper's plot. As far as I can see, it's nonsense, but interestingly, FBI and filtration is a reality. Now, but I want to show that the FBI is going beyond this to terrorize ordinary Americans and by ordinary Americans I mean ordinary Americans who are right of center who are Republican who are conservative people like us. And I want to focus on the case of Mark hauk, so Mark hauk is a family man, 7 kids, wife, lovely family, founder of an organization called the king's men, which promotes Christian virtues among men. He's also a sidewalk counselor and what that means is that he is an activist. He's a pro life activist, and he doesn't hesitate along with others to show up to these abortion clinics and attempt to do sidewalk counseling of women. Now sometimes what happens is that there is altercations, not surprising between people who work at those clinics and the sidewalk counselors. So apparently what happened is that one of these clinic volunteers was entering into an altercation, not with Mark Howe himself, but with his 12 year old son. And the clinic guy who was an older man began to scream at the young boy and go into his face and what Mark hauke did almost instinctively and whether it paternal impulse to protect his son is he pushed the guy and the guy fell. Now, big deal. This can happen. This is almost something that can be anticipated and when you have confrontations as always the rest of somebody's going to get shoved. In any event, this guy was not particularly harmed. He later tried to make a complaint against Mark hauk, but the complaint was thrown out. It was basically one of those cases where I slipped, I fell, and what, I had to put on a band aid, who knows. Nevertheless, the point is the court didn't even take the seriously the whole thing was thrown. It was thrown to the sidewalk, so to speak. And then what happens is Mark how suddenly gets raided by the FBI. There's some dispute about whether there were ten agents or 15 agents or 20. Well, there were a lot of agents, and they came in and they began to try to break down the door and they had weapons drawn, and they terrified, of course, Mark haux children. And they claim that he's violating a federal law and the federal law apparently is one of those laws that is called the freedom of access to clinic entrances law. So supposedly, you're not allowed to block people from entering a clinic. Well, Markov wasn't doing that. He wasn't blocking anybody from doing that. And in that sense, he was not interfering with the freedom of anybody to make their own decision about whether to go to the clinic. He was merely trying to counsel them when the Planned Parenthood or the clinic activist shows up and begins to berate a mark haux sun mark how sort of instinctively tries to defend his own kid.
The latest in sports
"AP sports subject freedom the NFL will not have an annual Pro Bowl this year instead the NFL will go to a skills competition for the AFC and NFC players displaying their football and non football skills the new event will be named the Pro Bowl games It'll take place in Vegas in February The New York Giants have dropped from the unbeaten ranks They were taking down at home by Dallas 23 16 CC lamb made a one handed touchdown grabbed a snap of fourth quarter tie Prior to Ezekiel Elliott's one yard plunge that tied it They always hold it down for us you know when we move in a little slow and I mean they've been doing it all year I mean how many sex they had a day 5 6 On the baseball circuit the New York Yankees could have clinched the AL east but Toronto had other plans also Aaron judge was sitting on 60 homers coming into the game John leatherbee reports Vladimir Guerrero Ginger single to left from home Calvin vigil from second as dorrell's magic number to clinch a wild card spot is now three For John G finished one for 5 of the night his low hit coming in the first inning a single to right field The law snapped the Yankees 7 game winning streak John leather bit to run Rice elder threw his first ever complete game a 6 hit shutout as the Atlanta Braves beat Washington ain't nothing It means a lot but I at the same time it's just another win We were trying to stack the wins on top of each other here and get ready for this weekend and the next three games after that So when a lot of the braves to move within a game of the NL east leading New York mets the braves admits with that big weekend showdown beginning on Friday Baltimore beat Boston 14 to 8 and Pittsburgh beats Cincinnati Jimmy Johnson is retiring from full-time racing the 7th time NASCAR champ told the AP He will focus on family Johnson says he'll race about ten bucket races a year Seems like a division one college football coach loses his job each week Georgia Tech parted ways with Jeff Collins Collins was ten and 28 He was in his fourth season The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be practicing in South Florida this week with hurricane Ian moving over to Florida's West Coast The Buccaneers will spend the week practicing at the facility of the Miami Dolphins
Doug Mastriano Describes the Armed FBI Raid of a Pro-Life Dad in PA
"The man running for governor of Pennsylvania, who boy, I hope he wins and we're behind him. Has spoken out clearly against this is Doug mastriano and he joins us right now. Doug, this is outrageous. This has to stop. What are your thoughts? I'm absolutely disgusted by this, Charlie. I mean, and just for just for a perspective here, so in Afghanistan, when we go after known insurgents with weapons that have killed Americans and afghanis, there would be these kind of night raids with maybe 30 or so operatives and 15 or so vehicles and seriously. So we're going to pull up to the American citizen's house with no extensive record or any record of criminality other than having a shoving match outside of a clinic that was dropped by the second circuit court last year. And they're going to go in with all that law enforcement when there's a complete breakdown of society in Philadelphia and are targeting other 7 waving weapons in his face. I mean, this is dangerous. That's an escalation. Thank God mark was cool headed enough to deescalate because of the ridiculous nature of what's going on around him. And it needs to end. And then my opponent, Josh Shapiro, he stands for this he's good with this kind of operation against conservatives. He does see us as a threat to quote unquote democracy. And it needs to end. This is out of control.
The FBI Is Completely Out of Control
"The FBI is completely out of control. We've talked about that at great length. And over the weekend, inexplicably with guns drawn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided a man in Pennsylvania. A Catholic pro life speaker who was previously accused of blocking an abortion clinic with those charges dropped, by the way. And so then the United States Department of Justice run by the kraven Merrick Garland sends in a S.W.A.T. team. That's right, a S.W.A.T. team. Mark, how could this man's name? Let's get a picture of him up on stage on screen. By the way, if you listen to conservative media and they are not at least focusing one or two segments on this story, send them a message. This is one of the most outrageous things I've seen in quite some time. Father of 7, Mark hawke, with 7 kids, had his entire home rated as if he's some sort of narco drug criminal as if he's some sort of cocaine paddler as if he's smuggling fentanyl into the country. Now, in a scenario where you believe he did something wrong, of which I see no evidence. He did anything wrong. Zero. The civil case was dropped against him. The local charges were dropped against him. Why don't they just show up via his attorney on Monday morning with one or two agents say here's a warrant for your arrest? Sir, will you please come? Now, instead, they go shocking awe into this guy's house. As if they're trying to take out Osama bin Laden.
NFL ends Pro Bowl; skills competitions, flag game instead
"The Pro Bowl debuted in 1951 but it has never been a big hit We have to do something different In 2016 commissioner Roger Goodell said they need better options I'm open to new ideas I'm hoping to how we do it But it's not the kind of game that I think we want to continue to have in its current format NFL executive Peter O'Reilly told the AP the full contact Pro Bowl will be replaced by weeklong skills competition and a flag football game There will be a new name The Pro Bowl games O'Reilly says the goal is to celebrate 88 of the biggest stars in the NFL in a really fun positive and yet competitive way I'm Ed Donahue
Mary Miller: Republicans Are United on Four Issues
"The commitment to America was announced on Friday. My head is off to you guys. I think this is a brilliant plan. I like what we've already heard. Do you think this is going to be the winning formula, the secret sauce? Absolutely Republicans are united on core issues. We want to investigate big tech. We want to preserve our free speech, the left wants to silence us. So they have no opposition. And we want government accountability. With several of my other colleagues are calling for defunding the FBI, I know that the press and the left I was going to go after us and say that we're anti police. If we do that, but I do want to say that the press has become powerless. They've made a joke out of themselves and people when they started saying men can become pregnant and breastfeed. You got to get your best vaccination shot, the virus didn't come from China. People started turning CNN and often and setting down their newspaper and they have become an echo chamber. People are turning to radio programs like yours to podcasts that get their information. And so I want to say to my Republican colleagues that we shouldn't be fearful about the left and how they are going to portray us because people have been turning them off. And
Giorgia Meloni's Values Are Similar to Donald Trump's Values
"One president who did not get us involved in another war. Donald Trump went out there and he was preaching the gospel of freedom and the American way of life and what's happening. People are embracing it. Look at what just happened in Sweden and then yesterday in Italy with the election of Jorge maloney, who, by the way, they want you to think that she's some sort of a female Mussolini. I mean, even some of the conservative news networks are buying into the language, calling her a far right extremist. Well, I want you to hear, this is what she said earlier today, she is preparing to be the first female premier in the country's history. Here's what she had to say in Italy. Quote we defend God country and family. Built on opposition to gender ideology and the LGBT lobby alongside support for strong borders and an end to limitless mass migration. Well, who does that sound like ladies and gentlemen? All she needed to do was come down a golden escalator and talk about how you, your platform once.
FBI Raided Mark Houck's Home for a Misdemeanor
"In the shoes of this pro life leader, Mark hauk, who is a good and decent man. He shoved the accusation as he shoved a pro abortion activist who was getting in the face of his 12 year old son and saying all sorts of horrible things, and I suspect you, mom and dad would do the exact same thing. The federal court threw out a lawsuit, but now the FBI is cracking down and sending 30 FBI agents. Your tax dollars at work, 30 FBI agents, and an early morning raid on the family home. Over what is, in fact, on the books in Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor crime. So if you don't, if you don't believe that the Biden administration is using the FBI as a bully pulpit, you better wake up
Doug Mastriano: Thank You, Liz Cheney
"Cheney, the outgoing Republican congresswoman from Wyoming says that she would campaign against and she singled out two people carry Lake in Arizona and and you, and I'd like to get your reaction to that. Teddy Roosevelt said you could judge a man's character based off of who his enemies are. So thank you, Liz. Liz has been on the wrong side of history C and her dad. I happen to fight in two of her three of her daddy's wars and we watched the Cheney family get rich off these wars here. So consider the source. Well, well said, and it's a great point.
Doug Mastriano: What Led to FBI Raid of Pro-Life Leader
"Can you give us some background on what happened what led to this raid? Yeah, apparently about a year ago, there was an instant in between us. So the victim, of course, here is the guy we're speaking about, Mark. He's a sidewalk counselor at a clinic. And apparently one of the pro abortion counselors got into an altercation with the Mark 12 year old kid and apparently I guess he was the protagonist was pushing around whatever and fell over. And district court in Philadelphia through the case out. That's not good enough for Joe Biden though, so Joe Biden is now using a fair federal charges in federal agents to enforce this law. Now look, that's fine, but show up with two or four agents and discreetly going with a couple cars, cars and do what you have to do. But this is obviously Tod. It's designed to send a signal per Joe Biden's awful horrific speech and independence hall last month here that political opponents here that he is going to go against us and he wants us to sit down and comply. No,
Dick Morris Shares His Predictions for the 2022 Midterms
"Talking to our friend dick Morris. He has a new book out called the return Trump's big 2024 comeback. It's not mere wishful thinking. But before we get to 2024, of course, dick, we have to get through this year's election. What do you think is happening? Well, I think the Republicans are going to take the house and the scent. And I just done some research on the polling that's out there. In 2020, there was a constant in evident political bias in the polling in favor of Biden. And against Trump, in fact, the American association of survey research of survey researchers had a convention in 2021. And they adapted a statement saying that the polling in 2020 was the worst in 40 years. And that it had a 5 point average democratic bias in each poll, never pro Republican, but always provide and I think they're at it again. I just went to the poll numbers in Georgia, for example, where one of the polling firms Siena says that virtual workers losing by 6 points. But yet the sample that it's based on is one in which Democrats outnumber Republicans by 6 points. And in the election of 2018, Democrats and Republicans were even in the way they vote 50 50. So that poll is 6 point skewed in favor of the Democrats. And I found the same pattern in Ohio, skewing against Vance in favor. Advance in favor of Ryan. And in Wisconsin, skewing against the Republican Johnson in favor of the Democrat points. Needing the deliberately to hype fundraising for their side and knock it for the Republican side.
House GOP Unveils 'Commitment to America' Agenda Ahead of Midterms
"Republican Party wants to give us a little hope. They came out with their commitment to America plan. It outlined a few things, but here are some of the here are some of the specifics of the plan according to Kevin McCarthy. The House minority leader under the first thing an economy that's strong, Republicans outlined the following. They want to fight inflation and lower the cost of living, curb wasteful government spending that is raising there and bring stability to the economy through pro growth tax and deregulatory policies. Okay, I think they need to get a little more personal. They still sound too wonky. Make America energy independent and reduce gas prices. They need to refill the strategic petroleum reserve. Another thing they don't list on here, they need to get rid of these CRs. These continued resolutions, where they can spend as much money as they freaking want because we don't have an annual budget. I'd like to see them force Joe Biden's hand. Make America energy independent and reduce gas prices is the second thing by maximizing production of reliable, cleaner, American made energy and cut the permitting process time in half to reduce reliance on foreign countries prevent rolling blackouts and lower the cost of gas and utilities in essence they could have said what Sarah Palin said, drill baby drill.
"pro" Discussed on Semi-Pro Gridiron Rant
"How's that on the players. You know that's kind of like really more your you know On your financial budging of the team you know you got configure. This is how this out much. You're gonna spend on uniforms decals sarah etc. So as he was more open about how he's gonna charge players. How much it was gonna be. I kinda fell out of touch with the team. Because i said out. I don't really like the idea that he's you know he's running with and some guys were you know asked me. What are you gonna do. Are your own team. Because i he. He challenged me to do that. He goes well. If you don't like how doing it go. Run your own team And what okay. I'll do my own thing. So so what you resist ten or eleven thousand nine shootout nine but it was like it was in october and that's when i decided i was going to do it. It was very late in the game Anybody that started team up. They know i mean starting in the all. Yeah it's all. And i just took a shot on the way and i said if i if it works great. I mean i'm sure you know and applying for somebody Some of the guys that played with the panthers heard year not too many of them jumped on board. But what. I started doing. Because i was really trying to go with this idea on. I'm gonna block all these guys from his team. 'cause i'm not not that guy on really look at other people's teams in say how can i plunder you know all players until they have anything i i said. Well i'm gonna put out ads in two thousand nine like craigslist was big. You know There's a semi pro board. I remember that someone promo yeah for my pro football that each hugh message will i could add on there and a us. Max preps dot.
"pro" Discussed on Semi-Pro Gridiron Rant
"That's funny that's fine so So you play up till thirteen We we win the taisei week. Because i still the owner but i wasn't on the sideline So we win. We win the title. I have to disband the team because of my job melissa. Melissa i want to run it anymore. She did a great job. Lots gone she. It was a coach and the g. m. in the you name it So there's a year without football. Everybody disbands kind of going different directions than the hoodie. You're wearing We talked about this. Before gorman gets approached well he gets approached by leroy because leroy approached me. I wanted to help it again. I was running dealerships. I didn't have the time. So i said hey check my man gorman he loves he loves sport ensure shit heatley al gourmet jumps on board in. So now you guys run off and win a couple of national area in a national title win bunch of league championships since then So covert kicks you out this year. Obviously so are you. You're a coach right. I'm assuming some sort of line coach rose Be the sprawl would take issue. And it's. I don't see that that's who i was wrong right in are still. We'd hey you got me fired up that one day when you send me message said i heard you're starting another team backup syracuse. Wait a minute now. that's not true. Just not true. I would not do that from but Like i dunno by. I honestly believed light years lead by eat some indoor trawler to the problem is the good night next day back. Squats stuff won't listen. There's days i'm now forty eight and their stays that i go my body's like bro. You can still play. And then there's days when my body goes till you just you just got a muscle cramp tiny shoe for christ's sake. You're not going back out there to play ball so I think i think for me. I always have the h. To throw the helmet back on one more time just always use. But i also have the reality to know that bones break a lot easier and almost fifty than they did when when i let go ten years ago. Yeah i don't. I don't think i ended overweighted but all you. I can't say let you're innocent. So we're gonna we're going to wrap this up again number one year about three hours deep with between the first one you tried to try to get started and then the second one that we lost an hour and ten minutes of and now this one here a buck twenty-five in so i listened throughout my career. You're one of the better dudes that i've ever met sport You're you know you're you're honest with your honest about yourself. You not one of those cats. That was you know thought he was better than he was. you know so. I always appreciate that again. I appreciate you helping me. When i took over the shock yet a ton of recommendations yet a ton of hey. Let's try this. Let's try that you again. You know i was new at it. So object made mistakes along the way but it was nice to have you know someone with some Y- equal experience if you will as far as playing time playing years to lean on. Listen to so. I appreciate keep in touch all these years. We've always you know banter back and forth. Were both cowboy fan. So that's always nice to throw that s right boys for life so i really appreciate spending almost three hours with me today. You know between all of a sudden. I'm glad we got this thing in thanks. Lbj reality is dental Struggled random could talk forever. I mean we could just keep this thing. I mean between two of us. We got thirty something years a semi pro bowl. So i mean it's a or more so it's Stories yeah for sure who listen. Once i get through everybody. We'll have we'll have a follow up show. Maybe we'll just focus in on like one or two experiences. We'll have you back on for sure. I wasn't that guy on the sideline trying about leitner wasn't be disrupted and how backed up hanky i under- my tutelage. I never ever had to worry about him. During the game. Requests and playing time after the game different story about his suggestion but he played a lot for me so i didn't but he played a lot for me. I don't really remember. I remember you being a problem at all. Really so But other than that again. I appreciate hanky watch yourself but tax as a and i don't i listen i i i've seen it happen other players that other position so i definitely know that that's a true story. So again. We'll get this out Appreciate you joining us. Guys appreciate you bearing with us for this week and You know sitting a week out and hopefully guys are enjoy the show. Tax time buddy sir. Thank you for listening to this week's episode of semipro gridiron rant. We hope you enjoyed the show for more episodes. Please check out the website. Www dot semi pro gridiron rant dot buzz sprout dot com to reach us directly. Please email us at semi pro gridiron rant at dot com or follow us on instagram at semi pro gridiron rant. Thanks again for listening..
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"Home? I'm assuming you follow Semi-Pro a lot and what the semi-pro is doing a lot to say they don't get quality people like they used to get them off to get like I said, we want to be team owners and so forth. So I'm sold two of them the defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator of the Flames the year that the last year they want to change the ship decided we can do better than this we can do that on the flame. So what they did is they took all the players mostly all the players. From the flames and started the new team over called the generals. So long story short, they were short of people and because that's good about my plan and coaching career background, I guess to start where we need something like this because we losing everybody right right. So there were obviously you'd said you're a hell of a recruiter College. That's what got you all those promotions. So that was a perfect person to bring in I would assume because I would imagine you helped off Groot this whole new team, correct? Yes. Yes, Ira we will rebuild it and you know now now they back in the end and I was very easy to get recruited wage crew players and stuff like this my new we have like three four. Military bases here. Oh, wow. And so those guys, you know, they go overseas and whatever and they played Semi-Pro team and Germany or wherever and they get sent not crazy about it, but they set them back here and it's kind of easy to recruit them kind of ease recruit them cuz they still got football in the blood and with the outlet form. However, you know, I used since I've been the head coach here with the Flames there has been nine at the teams that Came off of the Flames with players thought that they could make their own team and so forth. So it's not it's not very easy to keep players. Hm. So you're ugly reloading test reloaded because like I said, there's been at least nine teams that have tried to reach out on their own and start their own thoughts and they fail a tribute to know the reason why we've been solid it's my background and culture and in college and so forth and so on. Yeah, for sure. So you would think at some point at least if I were a player and and I'd been in Colorado and I I've seen all these spawns come off and they keep failing. I mean I drink do you like we're playing this these guys been around for eternity. I'm playing for this guy. So I'm sure longevity helps to with a little bit of recruiting these days. So I have a great story. So back in the nineties. So I started playing in ninety-three and I've kind of seen how Semi-Pro went from kind of that's kind of although it devolved as far as feeding, you know NFL it's kind of evolved in terms of what it's providing to its players. So in the you know in the beginning when I played it was you bring your own, you know, it was all your own gear you paid for uniforms and they weren't very good uniforms and so on and so forth. So what have you seen the maturation of Semi-Pro in Colorado it has it fouled, you know, a lot of these teams they they recruit with all we've got four different uniforms and we've got I mean, what do you find that home? And you're recruiting today. And the first thing is being honest with the kid with our column kids because I'm an old guy of color all my players from top one of the kids but wage there's a new strain of kids and all that is evolving around semi-pro football out when I first started Semi-Pro, you know back in the back of this when I play with Wes Dallas out a lot of stuff like we have players and even now while we had players at that time. They wanted to play the sport. They want to be a part of it often is it wasn't about oh me, you know, it's me, you know, I'm I'm a top-dollar here, you know Mimi it's kind of went away from that point where I can't remember the guy's name that went to send my went to the pros is a defensive lineman. He was the last one. I remember came from Semi-Pro dead. Sharks want Epsom. That's exactly how Arizona Cardinals. Yep. And so he he was the last one I can remember but back then like I said you had players who wanted to go to the next level and not talk about going to the next level. Right? So I I try to be honest with my players and stuff like since then your next level cuz this is young age, you know, Twenty-One twenty-two some of the lowest age you guys 18 you can go to the next level but the next level is not the pros Right Next Level is College English. So I try to I try to direct them and Direction. Hey, you need to go show the films and and you know information cuz back when I come when I coached College, I would get this. Information, you know from various promoters or whatever like this about you know, or player and so I'm saying those guys know you need to put yourself off. On the market to go to college don't put yourself on the market to place a pro football because it's just it's one of the million that you're going to have a chance to play pro football unless you suck king of football right now. So that's the first thing I'd be honest with him. I travel advisory. Oh, this is a stepping stone, but not to the pros. This is a stepping stone to college. That's great because we've wolf and I talked about that too. How we kind of talked about maybe we'll do a side Channel and and we'll try to help kids get to the next level whatever that may be but knowing that it's probably for most dudes Juco or D3 wearing unless you get one just complete stud that you can you know, push up to, you know D one but to get on film especially in today's environment with all the with the like Zoom meetings and you know huddle and all that other stuff that they have technology-wise the key is to get on film and if you're good, someone will find you someone somewhere else. We'll find you in in you know, it's not going to be you know, it's great to have dreams to be an NFL player. Like you said it's one in a million, you know, so so be realistic and say well, you know to get NFL I need to do this first which in this first would be I need to get into a college cuz there's only two players that I know of that have gone from Semi-Pro straight to the NFL one is Swan and the other one from home in. My area was raised seals. He played for the he went Tampa Bay for a while and then he went through to the Steelers and they saw him playing in the semi-pro national championship game in fact and and Tampa pick them up. So again, that was that's way back. That was I think that was probably somewhere in the 90s cuz he played with Steelers around when they played the Cowboys so he was in that game so so it does happen but those are two freaks and they're both defense alignment, right? So they're just freaks, you know, so big dudes move fast run Stoppers wage. I think it was more of a pass-rusher but just freak athlete. So unless you're that freak it's it's you know, it's there's two dudes in twenty years that have done it and there's probably some other little guys a receiver here and there, you know, there's you know, you've got.
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"A coaching? Oh you the head coach. I am so I asked him I came in contact with the Flames awesome. So Let's go back to Lakeland for a minute. So so what did excuse me? What did you feel? I mean, that's a big jump, right? You come out a law enforcement your coaching the line then all of a sudden it's hey, by the way, you want to head coach. So that's a I mean most guys will go ahead coach. They might go to the receiver coach. They might go to run and back quarterback. Then there that oh see under the head coach or associate head coach then head coach. I mean you skipped about eight steps there and went straight from the line to head coach. Now number one, it could see why you know, maybe it wasn't as successful as you'd hoped. It would have been just because of that such a huge jump but I mean, how did you feel at the time? Did you feel like you're a little overwhelmed or because of your football background. You were pretty cool with it. How did that feel they have special always been organizing that you'll always manage to my ducks up in a row and at that time when I was out for the position of head coach at Lakeland College they were they dead. Baby from ground now the College in The Cottage Grove system. It was like a division three team way back is division. Three team. You didn't hear about them to read about them, you know, except for locally and stuff like that. There was no national attention to the stuff like that. And if I had my degrees and I did meet the standards as far as a boss employee with making College, which is a small Christian liberal arts school. Okay, and it kind of made my my way up through that through my ability to recruit and I included enough players. That you know, I kind of fit the job because that's what the school wanted is a school wanted student-athletes. Okay, so I stepped into that role and I managed to do that. Well, and then because I did do it so well, the president asked me to be the athletic director that's like that that's when I got in trouble you're in the fast lane right there off. Well, like I said, they wanted student-athletes, you know build a small school. They wanted to build a program stuff like that. And so because I did such a good job of building the team up people moving to a finance director and I'm not administrator. I'm I'm a coach, you know. So that's when I got into the trouble that I got into with the school. Okay, but during the During the period of time they are, you know, we did build a program up. I remember when I'd be recruiting students and student-athletes in the parent. The coaches are oh, yeah, you're the team with no Press Box, you know, we have a press box. And so I'm a mature to build a press box. So we got everything off the ground running. I just was assigned too many administrative do this, you know, even our sell the truck for students in the school because my law enforcement background, they thought I would be a good police officer at the school to home. So so so if you ask me, I mean, I'm no College Aficionado, but I'm going to say it kind of sounds like they failed you you didn't fail them. I mean that's a that's a lot of responsibility and in a very short period of time that today that you just you just named about five different positions recruiter, you know, there's multi recruiters across, you know, for one team. There's athletic directors of birth. Lee different human being counselors, there's more than one and it's completely different human beings with special studying skills and and degrees. Excuse me for that. So They just buried just basically what happened. They just gave you a ministrative step stuff. Yeah, it was it was overwhelming. Absolutely no longer want it for anybody. Jeez. That's that's a lot of wage. Okay. So unfortunately you get five years which still five years a long time today heck, you know half the NFL coaches don't last five years have you know, this college coaches have a fairly last five years. So I mean that's that part has changed. So so, yep uproot with the wife. Did you have your son at the time when you were in Lakeland? Yes, okay. So you're in the families move? Yes. I had a son and a daughter my daughter and my second marriage. Oh, okay, and I had two old elderly signs off. Before I married before I got the job there as a matter of fact, they played football for me at like oh sweet nice. And yeah, so they were they were college students and they decide that they want to move with us. They want to finish their college out in Lakeland. Okay, which they did. So I my wife and my daughter and my son moved back to Colorado Springs off, like I said where I got back into law enforcement. Okay, great. So now so now you're you're body comes because you're you were doing well or he could see that you were a good coach at the popcorn level. What's your write-up coach Pop Warner a couple of years and it's a completely different animal. It's it's it's it's and it relies heavily on numbers and heavily on you know you if you got a stud you can run until the cows come home and you know, and we didn't unfortunately didn't have that that kid and we were 16 guys you need fifteen and have a team so occasionally wouldn't have enough guys and pop Warner's just not so so we So you do some pop warner and then he asked you to help him with his Semi-Pro team in his definition of help was congratulations. You're now the head coach Perfect. All right. So what was the name of this team again? I'm sorry. Gamed the color has been Flames. So that was the flame. So way back when that was. Okay, so and that was roughly what year ninety-eight is when I started with however, you know, they start three to four years ago, you know from thirty years ago. So they've been the loudest and longest and in Semi-Pro team in Colorado. That's awesome. So just a real quick background. I know full well, it's probably told you he coached where I played which was with Watertown red and black which I'm sure your where's the oldest Semi-Pro team in the country and there's a couple real old ones Glens Falls their Seventy-Six years old that you know, I had I had their their GM on not too long ago. And so now so thirty five plus years that's a long time and Semi-Pro ball because as you know, a lot of them fade off or split off next, you know, there's fifty teams and I know wolf has told me that your team has has spawned several want to be teams throughout the decades. So so that being said, You've been it's been around a long time. You come in. What do you remember what the records were or how well they were doing prior to you coming aboard? Yeah. They had won three League championships. That's Colorado Football League. They have one three as a matter of fact the year after the year that before the game. They've won a championship before I came out. Okay, so what would what would possess someone who you know, most guys egos are so big they're going to be like hey, I've already I just came off a chip. I don't need any help, So what do you think was the reason that he leaned out knowing that they were already great team that you would make them even better. What do you think that came from.
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"The problem was I was never better doug for not being there and because I knew I wasn't there wasn't about that I I only ever became bitter towards coaching is I just want a fair shot. George. Actually told me one time. It was my second year. At I was. Vibes coming all the practices performing. I. Literally, I? I. Wasn't getting led the team in rushing your for when Al was does ACL injury? What do I have to do to get on the field and George's response to me was well, you're my backup quarterback. I looked pretty foolish. You got hurt during the game playing another position and then Douglas Down in Europe. That's what he told me and I like You let me get sick of mean practice all we. If I get hurt whatever. But you will not me play running back. Or wide receiver tight anything during the game because you're praying, I could get hurt during the game in God forbid Doug Goes, down you know. And then what? I like that that was what was frustrating to me and I was never better than anybody i. I just wanted my spot. I just wanted to make my niche ruby where I fit in with this all world group of guys know. It was. It was tough I was lucky to be in a position that basically nobody was there. Nobody was there. So I, you know that was a position I had learned earlier in my career and just happened to be. Lucky, timing on my part but. So. Those are semi pro days. We could talk semi pro for twelve hours I. mean that's all story. Let's get into some awesome art work you do like. So let's let's first start with. These figuring what you know what made you decide not dude guys. This thing is pretty interesting I mean he He not. So I sent him a photo of one of your favorite game game pictures or two or three of your favorite game pictures, and.
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"A. Many puts this shit on. And this kid brought the would this. He. Wow. This kid was a header. He didn't care. He threw his body anywhere. He was. You know he ended up being one of my favorite players you know during my experience up there. Kid At. Heart a golden say, boo, he was just a beast. Once he put those pads on and I am hyperbole. A Buck thirty was probably about a buck sixty chiseled. I mean he was he was put together. He was a farm boy right? He's a country. He's a country Redneck I'll say I love the kid he's a redneck. Were hard worker. But boy, he could lay some would and he ended up being one of my best players you know. and. He was a beast, he actually filed new Syracuse to buy jobs after knee injury. A. Reactivating it. So he ended up not the not staying but. I will say that was one of the great things about you know being part of pro community is that. You get meet. So many players that have the heart of lions that if they just would have had the size, right it could have gone a long ways but they were just I mean. It seemed like red and black in the public mind they were more successful than us. So we would always get the smaller guys man I'm telling you. They were just we I can name probably twenty guys just incredible players that played for us that. Would put their their whole body on the line for your team. Would disregard with they didn't care. They just didn't care was. was incredible what they would do for us. It was crazy and it was. So those were my final two years of playing. So I knock touchdown before. But so what ended up happening is we lost our fullback most got hurt. So I ended up. We didn't have anybody else. So I put the pad back on now. Tommy either sought common or did it just because he was a smart ass but we ordered Jersey. 'cause to hang it on the wall. So I already had a uniform and then he bought me this helmet to preseason. It goes just in case while he. Knew Existence. And away. Oh nine I played in called out head coach played call plays all nine yards. Which is very interesting. Tell me how many games you see the tight end going in the middle of the huddle and play you probably don't see that very often but. That's the way it went and actually know nine I ended up winning coach of the year. So even we're five hundred and the reason I think I want it was 'cause we were competitive with the team that had just lost all our experienced some pro players. So, although we although we weren't undefeated usually goes to an undefeated coach culture. You know the number one team in the League we were we were midland where four, five, six, league and I think based I want it because of. Everybody that has left. In eventually you know we we were. We still feel that a competitive team. So that was That was that was an honor and in that was voted on upon by the League. So it wasn't like it was a popular contest like that you know the League voted on and you know appreciative that. So Hey, you gave me my first head coaching job, my first coach of the year award. So thank you. Go there you go. So so I decided to leave in all nine because of. Basically, I had to switch jobs united started a business down down my way it just didn't work out we KINDA got boned in my opinion by a landlord. I think he used us to bring in a national chain to be honest with you. So. Basically I ended up having to get a real job closer to my house. I was still commuting about an hour because if this time shied separated split up, I was back home in the area sauce German our to practice to watertown three or four days a week So at that point and it was starting to streamlining your relationship I felt. So instead of US hate each other I felt at that point it was best for me to just step down and I was I was done. Thought it was done. So so I left. So after I left you bring in ironically a guy I went to college with who showed up out of the blue to play on my team. The first year I had coach, which is totally crazy because I hadn't seen the dude. For years I didn't even talk to them. We lived on the same floor in college we went we played football in college I only went once a master. That's what makes it even more weird but So. Ron wyden comes in and he's the heir-apparent and he's another one loves the sport by the way he just He's got a job just I think he got promoted which you know obviously your best friend the do now. So I'm so. Far for me yeah. Came from to announce it on on. Lincoln this week so. So Ron congratulations buddy. So Ron files me in as a head coach. So. So walk me through what had happened after I left his as you've mentioned that it was difficult recruiting players, Ron comes in. Excuse me Ron comes in never coach before. I'm played. Adept point two or
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"What certain zones where I would teach blocking schemes I would show what certain plays were in high wanted to execute it and we literally had A playbook and I brought in my mentor who's been on the show multiple times who's been a co host on his show multiple times talking about another show, he wants to do together with us. Another podcast and that's David Wolfe Parker came in as my assistant. Now we call him a D. coordinator, but honestly, he was pretty much a Co head coach I mean I called the plays and but most of what I learned I learned from him because he was already, he'd already been a head coach and won a couple of mass national title so. Yes, I was the head coach but by title and by it was my team if you will as far as coaching even time he said, this is your team out only football. Tell me what you need to do my best to get it for you. and that so that's kind of how it was ran. So it was just an interesting. Again I. I regret how we got there. I don't regret that we got there. You know their unfortunately, there were some some tight bonds that were broken along away You know both parties to blame were no angels there no angels You know we both made mistakes. We both said Shit we shouldn't have said we both did things we probably shouldn't have done looking back had we have stuck together like you said twenty minutes ago. I guarantee we want more than one more one title. I would coaching, I would probably still be in oh see I wouldn't have gone in other other stuff I wouldn't be on this phone this Mike Right. Now talking to you I probably won't be doing podcast shows how would have been an owner so that being said so let's talk about that first year. Now I asked you this question earlier as far as a player what were your expectations as an owner? What actually happened? Versus expectations well I was. You know since we had so many players come over with us and we had a really really good team. You know I thought for sure. We would continue that success that we had. That you guys had. Oh, seven over to the season you know but. You know the League the League. Was Really Really Tough League We went I remember our record that first year I think it was probably about five hundred they were five hundred. Yeah, but I mean now you know. So we went from playing. which the fell seemed to me like small-market teams, and now we're playing these large market. T said, we're just phenomenal right now large market teams I come through eighteen because you you would have teams like a buffalo teams like Iran Coy which is Rochester Syracuse Team Albany team. So we were playing bigger teams. bigger bigger city teams. Now, one draw we had is we had drum, but the problem with Fort Drum is you may get a player for three days. You may get a player for thirty years and becoming they go they come and go. So their games where you think you gotta start on all of a sudden he's deployed somewhere. He's got special training that he can't miss her you know. So it makes and don't get US wrong. The other team had the same exact obstacles. So. That's just one of those weird things that being in that particular market. Brings to the table. So let me talk about real quick and this is going to be a different kind of interview folks because at this point Tommy and I are basically co co I don't see mingling, but we're pretty much co.. Co figuring out how to run this team because I'd never coach before Tommy never owned before time and played one or semi pro ball. So he had his little his little version of a one year of what it should have been. I had twenty years of, Hey this is what I what has happened, and then we had wolf in there with another twenty years. So we just had we just had some weird dynamic so during that time. We went to a League meeting
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"So in yes you were ton of fundraisers. I was about to everyone to other. You know if I missed it didn't work but you were at all the fundraisers. Yes. You made every single practice that that was not how your early most dumb if you could. this is all while running your business you know having at that time two little girls. So it takes it talk about how much of your life it took up. In relationship to was that how `bout that expectation was that what you thought it was more of a commitment than you thought or again was at parallel. Well it was. It was definitely a big commitment. It was a huge commitments at anybody who plays someone pro. And you go to all the practices. You know how big of a commitment I mean there is a lot of players that would. You know just go to the practice before games and and that would be the starter and frustrated everybody. I think there was a core of eighteen guys at your that went to every practice. No matter what. You know then all the big stars would come in one day and then they would get the start. So I mean. But it was it was what it what it was, but it was it was having. I don't WanNa say a full-time job at certainly a job thirty hours a week on top of what you normally do with your regular job, your businesses and your families so. I mean and you know being a coach and I mean that's full-time. That's. Any sort anytime you want to play for stomach pro. If you WANNA take seriously it's going to be a fulltime job. Yeah. For sure. Definitely takes time commitment. So. just for the record folks I made just about every practice and I lived over an hour away just just for the record. One time ever missed his if I was at work so. and it can get cold up and it can get rainy in snow heat and it can be a bitch but. It's A. It's a, it's a great experience again absence before if you're anywhere near that area, you have to at least play, try plan for the team one year or ask your coach to play them in watertown one year. It's an experience that you know it's not going to be matched hardly anywhere else in the country to get those that kind of fandom that kind of atmosphere they have locker I mean real legit locker rooms have a beautiful grass field take very good care of that's only for them to use. You know they got they got. A Call a stadium. It's Kinda half a stadium have home stands in a no way is in his large obviously but but it's a great place to play man and it is it's throwback I. I kinda reference it to like it's like the Green Bay packers of the NFL. You know you're in this tiny little town and everybody knows everybody and It's just a great experience. So if you're semi pro baller somewhere near upstate New York. Get your hell even if you're in Ohio or Pennsylvania or surrounding states mass whatever. Ask Your coach to reach out to these dudes and and get a game in watertown. You won't regret it. I promise you make sure it's at night. Get, the full experience. Make sure it's at night. Make it a night game. So all right. So that's that's so seven. So that was a fun year what happened in eight? Going forward. I also six zero six. Okay. So seven Where the the season's about the start and George gives me a phone call says, Hey. Tom. Let's let's talk and St. The crux of the conversation is he wants me to take over the team. Take on the Team Chore. As as as the owner of the team, but I mean. There's a little bit legal limbo in there because it is a nonprofit, you can't legally transfer non-pro anyways he wants me to take over the team of the full operations of the team and. I'm super excited about this. I'm like you know it's not like you're you're just doing anything. You know host the oldest team in America it's the. You know it's the first display case at the football hall of fame on the right when you walk in. So owning something like that is just. Was a tremendous honor in my in my mind and so two that I certainly I told him I would do anything I could to help the team and would love to be the owner of the team. You know so. We had all these back and forth I started marketing for the team started spending some money on. You know on I'm getting things. Organiz. Business cards all that kind of stuff. and. You know I was super excited to be part of this to be part of this tradition now when we go further with that so George. Was the head coach would also the GM? So he He had. So the re the so it's hard to it's hard to explain it's a they don't really have a board but they have. like you said, it's it's a not for profit. So there's the board it was basically him and he was the coach and he would reach out to other people for you know information or or help here and there. So he had reached out to you. Guys had a conversation. He was you know get towards the end of hey maybe I just want a coach. I don't want all the hassles of the on the. Wolfer. Or Wolfer easy understanding, polit ownership of the team but legally, and you can't owner not. You can't own a non for profit. So so I just wanted to put that disclaimer in there. Well. If if There was a couple of people on his board if I remember one of them wants one of my high teachers all okay on, and then I think there is a guy that owned the bus company in town all they they basically were just advisors to him in probably people to help the fundraising. Okay But I do believe that the company was registered in Georgia his name 'cause I hear some turmoil
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" Joining us today. Today we got a very, very interesting guest. , He gave me my first coaching job. Head coaching job. He's He's a serial entrepreneur. I've never seen this cat work a real day in his life, but he's the hardest working Mo Fo you'll ever meet. So it's a real real interesting should be real interesting edition today. So I'm looking forward to this. We scheduled this a long time ago and It sucked it took nineteen weeks to get him on here. But like you guys to help me welcome Mr Thomas J. Shultz. Tommy welcome to the show. Hey Kenny. Good to see Kenny always good to see you buddy. Yeah absolutely. How's Florida. Everything's great man. I think I have been here five years now and I, just love Florida. Man time flies . Definitely glad I made the transition. How's the family, everybody settling in, settled in now that it's five years later. Everybody's Great. I got two girls graduated now two young boys still in school so. Wow. Things are great Man we're old dude. You know. That's right, that's right. Got the gray's going. right? I remember when our three girls were all tiny and running around together and. Crazy days, crazy days, but we're not here to talk family, although we can get into some of that later, we're here to talk some football. So, let's um what I'd like to do is to start from the beginning. So let's start with what brought you to semi pro football and the we will kind of go into what doing you're I today. know you've left the game but you've, again serial entrepreneur. I'd like to talk a little About your success that is going on in Florida. So let's start with what brought you to semi pro. Well I think the story starts in about two thousand three I started a business in Watertown I'm in the liquidation business. It was going really well, I was working out every day two, thousand, three, two, thousand, four, two, thousand, five, playing, basketball six or seven times a day. Playing the local football leagues the rough touch. Leagues, and the non tackle leagues. Just had a good time with a whole bunch of guys and and I was really working out hard and I got a new gym partner and his name was Matt Green And he was he was yeah he was the biggest ox that I knew I knew. He was the nicest guy. But the strongest farm boy you'd ever know in the world and him and I would go to the gym together you know. I'm benching like two hundred and he's benching like four hundred or was it was a huge difference it was. He was an ox. So we were working out every day for about a year at this point playing basketball every day. Playing in the rough touch leagues and I came up with the idea let's join the Red and Black and they're our local semi pro football team everybody in town knew the history of the you know the oldest semi pro team in the nation went to the Super Bowl I think in eighteen, ninety six. Giant stadium on a yard field. Everybody knew the history and everybody was crowd the history of the red and black in watertown. You know you know in high school I never really add fever to compete I. Really didn't have the the kicking my ass that I needed to get things going and and at this time I actually thirty four years old at the time and I say, let's join the red and black and you know Greenie agreed and we worked hard for another six months really hard We're running every day playing basketball every day and then We went to read a black trials. He greenie kind of hesitated at first seat. He denied bail you try to back out you know he's a very good family man and he thought it would take time away from his family because it is a big commitment. But non two, thousand, six, we both joined the the red and black and you know that's when I finally met you you you and like doug black part of the elite I wasn't allowed to talk to you broke a thirty four years old you guys kind of hung out your own side of the locker room I hung out with the Russians on my side. Rookie there. Right. I don't remember being part of the elite but team captain maybe I don't know about I don't know about the elite. I, don't ever think I've I've felt that way but that's kind of funny coming from. You? Know someone who's a little bit older joining the experience to say hotel the team elites we gotta stay keep them aware. That's kind of funny. Now now will Matt Green Real quick ended up being a center and he was a beast. Use A brl. Yeah. He's absolutely he's a farm boy. One of the nicest dude. You'll ever meet never raised his voice. He just a nice nice dude and I just saw on facebook. Do they do he has got the? He's got the beard I mean he is he is settled into retirement. Nicely. Looks like a center should look when you retire. So So what is that? Was it? Oh, six did you say? I believe it was six six, I ask. Was it. Oh, seven now would either be oh seven.
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"Welcome back to the poor pro podcast episode number ten as part of our drowning prevention series. You can learn what Steve Little from Claro Pool. Services doesn't Palm Desert to train his team to watch out for drowning hazards. Not GonNa WanNa Miss Best. Welcome back to the pool pro podcast. This is Michelle Cabinet with my co host broke world. We are very excited today because this is a topic that is very important to the pool industry drowning prevention. We're starting off water safety month with Several podcast malate in related to drowning prevention. Today we have the owner of clerel pool services in Palm Desert. Who I've known for quite some time is a huge huge drowning advocate and doing a lot in his own community. Really WANNA talk to Steve About you. Know what our responsibility is. Please WELCOME STEVE. Little from Palm Desert. Hey Steve How you doing? Good morning thanks for having me on today. I appreciate it. But I'd like to digress. I'm a huge drowning prevention advocates. Nicely drowning proponent. Oh my Gosh Steve. So advocate definitely don't want to have a drowning advocates. Sorry about that distinction there. I now right Steve. Can you just tell us a little bit about your background? Just so people understand who you are and what you do any industry sure so my name is steven little on the CEO of Claro Pool Services. I founded this company in June. Of Truth Thousand some near twenty years ago today we have more than forty full-time cleaning. Employees and another fifteen or sixteen administrative employee fails folks We cleaned several thousand pools and repair several thousand In the greater challenge area my personal background. I graduated Graduate Masters Organic.
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"Welcome back tip. Who'LL PRO podcast episode number seven. Today we have influence or Rudy. Stanko with will talk about how to be a leader in the industry. We also want to thank our sponsor the California pool and SPA sociation who was working hard for the industry. The responsible government relations and education station to be inspired with Rudy. Welcome back to the pool pro. Podcast I'm Dave Rockwell. With my partner. Michelle Cavanagh enough. We're here today with Rudy. Stankiewicz party is well known in the Online the Social Media World. He is group called talking pools He's also a CPO instructor. I've been for a long time. Cpo Instructor and was a recent participate last year in the great signer gasset debate that was held at the National. Show in New Orleans. So we're going to talk about if he thinks. Water Chemistry related but Welcome Rudy and now. Maybe I'll let you tell our listeners. A little bit about yourself as well. Hey Michelle how're you know while I'm on lockdown like most of us are? I'm just a pool I that's all that it is I've been in this industry for a very very long time. And it's just gotten to that point where I wanNA give back. I mean even during the CPO classes in Michelle. We've had that conversation before it's style my way of giving back to make sure people are educated to make sure that they have the tools that they need when they go out into the field to make their lives. Easier there Jobs or company's more profitable pool safer those are my goals and that's really what I shoot for so at this point in time. I'm trying to attempt to do the same same thing. I'm trying to get out to everybody that you know. Where a big group you know? There's tens of thousands of US literally right though with that we have to you know use that we have a big voice if we can all get together as one we have a really really big voice but separate You know we don't know who's listening so I'm just trying to you know get across to everybody at this point. There's quite a few folks on board with it Though you know we can make change happen if we want to have a good direction. Ideas dug up all service company Rudy. Or No I do not numb. Yes I sold that Just before I started teaching. Cpo All can you know? I know you know. I don't know if Dave knows I do have walking issues and it's very hard to do pool service when you can't walk while Actually tracked and at one point. I don't know if you've ever done this Dave which is on the service end alone. I just You guys still seeming. I touched something so just from the service end zone. Put One of those fitbit trackers on one point in time and I did one of the routes for the day and it came in at thirteen miles and at first. I thought there's no way I mean I know we walk a lot but thirteen miles you do. I did it again with a different brand thirteen fourteen miles and it seems to be consistent so we there's a lot of walking involved either based that's why I sold that business and started Okasan on education. Yep because of people like you the for the forums. That are out there. I don't think there's ever been a better time to get into this business. In terms of the quality of the knowledge that's available for somebody that's just starting out Yup. Oh it's it's amazing and everybody for the most part is so willing to help Which is fantastic. We're not In some cases as tolerable of rookie questions as I'd like to see but I think we're heading that way and some groups are better better than others but There is a lot of folks out there you know. It's not like the old days where you don't want your competition to know anything Now you'll freely talk with somebody down the street or on the other coast. So it's it's it's pretty neat. I think were people get to get their chops. Busted on the on the media groups is if they use the group instead of calling tech support or they they just the minute they see something they throw it out there and there there's There are also other ways to get really good information. And that's the factory tech support and some other things absolutely and we've had that and that's actually gotten a lot better over the years as well so they're getting Better at handing the handling the volume of calls now. I mean compared to back in the mid nineties so they're all in the first time I heard that. Leave your name and we'll call you back. I'm like yeah right. That's not finally got the nerve to try and it actually happened on. Wow this is great. I don't have to see your awesome. What's going on with? Ta Rudy? I mean I know you guys have you know the transition with the merger and everything. I saw that you can actually do online classes now. That's pretty cool. Actually we can do online classes. I have my first one coming up next week. I'm going to go on Friday at a bunch of folks in limbo because of this whole outbreak. Because I had a full month classes planned in a usually get a few people And I've had to push classes back. unknown dates in time. So they everybody seems really receptive to this. It's GONNA be There's different routes. You can go live instructor for two days in a row. I'm going to start out doing it. the pop slash live version. Yeah so that'd be online the online class first and then they do one day with you. Correct your test online yes now. That's a new advancement. We can do the testing online. That's pretty cool under percent online. Course yes which is. It's it's exciting But now like for example the benefit is and I've always had people fly in from different areas and such in parts of the World Council classes. But now they don't have to so. I have a student is going to be in Hawaii. God bless them. They're GONNA have to wake up super early. I'm saying hey it says nine. Am Eastern. WanNa join us. That's how Steve. Steve Goodall Yeah Canada. He's GonNa take my class this Friday. I think it's more for Out of curiosity and I'm sure they'll be a blog post that he has about it those so but yes it's funny. I'm kind of South Korea Day. Did you know that he did a classic? South Korea recruited by you in South Korea. I actually have one On hold right now supposed to be there You know I I know Michelle you tag along and on some of my adventures. So I was in Romania couple of weeks ago I wanted to go see Dracula Castle because Siamak and all that but that week initially I was supposed to be in South Korea but with the virus outbreak. You know that made that not a very good place to go funny as it is. I was going to back double up and hit Beijing. I mental South Korea. Just all bad right now so I do have one in South Korea looming. I've taught in South America. I've taught throughout the Caribbean and then in the states so that's great. It's nice that you can use this platform to be able to do that to to go outside of the country and teach now. This not doesn't involve you know twelve hours on a jet with my ankles behind my neck as I just can't afford the business last one jet I mean I could but it doesn't make a lot of sense I need the Tremaine profitable or I'm just a step above baggage. At least you get to ride the made cabinet not in the baggage bag of pretzels. I'm good to go notice seeking a some of your online post about your classes. One thing that that I notice. Is You like to teach your classes when you do them in in person at a place? That actually has a pool so you can get some kind of hands on with with people. Is that correct absolutely? I mean I think it's ridiculous to if the pool is there why not take advantage of the amenities that the facility I mean? That's that's what it's all about. And so many folks learn so much better from doing than they do from rating and I'm one of those folks. Epa Guy Kinda teach It lends more toward the toward the way that I learn. And you know we do go outside. And I recommend addressing according to the season and we've been out measuring pools when it's drizzling. Thank goodness it doesn't snow here now by in crawling through compromise and all of that you know I get dirty and we have a good time and I think they really take a lot more with them away. The takeaway on the classes is larger. Because they've actually gotten to touch They've seen things. We've talked about pumps when I'm standing at the pump filters warmer at the filters it's not abnormal to backwash filtering class. The ending on the type. Especially if it's something that they will get to see off 'cause I like to do that as well I think that's the venues so much part of the class. I think you know stay backdrop for the whole two days. It should be interesting so it's one nice thing about online. Teaching is that it makes it more accessible to people but especially for for newer people There's nothing that that replaces The hands on seeing seeing what you're learning being able to feel and touch it and being in a in a room full of other people in listening to the questions that they ask and and being able to interact and build relationships and friendships and hoping Ole zoom setup that that'll occur and then I'm GonNa see exactly you know what I can do online in a class. They might not get the touch things with. They're going to see some things and you know. I always try to make sure everybody no matter how long they've been in. The industry leaves with at least something new that they didn't know before that can help them going forward. So that's that's Michael's in the programs. It's great so I noticed Yesterday you posted finally the the video of the signer gasset debate. That happened back in New Orleans. I did and I think it's a very very interesting conversation. I think I think anybody. That's listening to this. Conversation would benefit by by watching that. It's a little over an hour But I have to tell you when I first heard there was gonna be a signer gasa debate. I thought Oh boy this is this is GonNa be good. There's going to be for feathers flying and for Georgia's and epithets and insults hurled. And I gotTa tell you from from an entertainment standpoint. The thing was a huge disappointment. They didn't get anybody. But you know I mean you saw the video right days was civilized discussion. Actually so I think it was good. I think we learned a lot. I think everybody there anything you know. I tried to be entertaining. I think I've pulled it off a couple of times. I think everybody I mean the big takeaway from there was on the process more than what we talked about them. Just what they do you. I mean I knew a bunch of that going into it and I learned a lot more while I was there. Also I still don't agree with any goes. Hey but Yeah you learn a lot. The video explains a lot about process. And it really opens up your eyes toward how these decisions in the industry are being made how you know. Cd's theory May H. C. Which is what that was part of the Ad Hoc Committee for the AGO coach but it but it it takes you through how how those And really for me sometimes. It's a little bit disappointing boat. You know what I was able to revisit the conversation with Both Roy for and with Richard Fog. Who were two of the participants that day and I? I really got more clarity from them. Talking to them afterwards Actually somebody stood up in the middle of the thing and said okay water. What are we actually debating here? The the lines weren't really clearly drawn But correct me if I'm wrong. What I get from Richard Is. He's very specific of one. Part per million of chlorine is not one part per million of chlorine. It's based on the amount. Sign her gasset in the water and It's much more complicated than that. Roy Pretty much says you gotta parts per million in the water. You're not GONNA have outbreaks. Everything's cool it's great. Where where do you fall in on on their other tools available to us? I mean I'm the big proponents of making decisions After cool because every pool is different user not cookie cutter things. I'm yet there. They all have water in them but kind of like the Personalized medicine trend in the US. Everybody's individual what works on us not gonNa work on on someone else Pools you're the same thing and the best person we have to figure that out you know is a train pool professional road and that there are you know folks we need get up to speed but the majority of us are well trained and can make these decisions. Poolside of means you Folks Down in south Florida or California. Better want a higher signer gases level. Just the difference new arrays and that type of thing so the way I look at it is okay. Yeah we have signer gas and we have corine but Having EPA I think their maximum level Cpa Ignore World Health Organization. I apologized their maximum acceptable level for safe. Water is one hundred thirty.
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"Give you some other sensitive things with respect releases. Cdc reporting that we see from outbreaks that doesn't affect the residential side much. Good I'm assuming in the pool. Service side that the organization also has to deal with public would would apply particularly in those areas so yes sure we could have additional and we may from time to time. Get some some feedback and some questions from our listeners which we hope to be able to answer. So we might. If you're willing to do that we would really appreciate it habit. Help you out fantastic Richard for your time today. Appreciate it and we will be soon and I hope everybody in the pool service world does a panic over over codename we can all coexist right right and I. It's been a pleasure for me to meet you in person at least allow virtually i. I'm really delighted. I appreciate what you've done over the years and appreciate what you're willing to do to help us thank you. Thanks so much Richard by now. A new voice in the industry a resource for all education for you. This is pool pro podcast build relationships and share important news as we get ready for next backyard adventure. Who'LL PRO podcast backyard? Adventures are better together. Please take a moment to share like and review our content with all of those that would be interested in..
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"On the pull tab episode number to integrate and Richard Falk leading chemists in the porn industry. Today we're GONNA talk about communicable diseases and especially Kobe. Nineteen you're not gonNA WANNA miss it. Welcome to the pool pro podcasts as Michelle Kavin Rockwell Rockwell. We have a wonderful guest today that I know very well in many of you probably already know who he is however you may not know what his background is all the things he has to offer for those that don't know him. You really want to get to know this guy. In regards to the one you know the information that he has to offer because it can really help a pool service guy knowing some of the chemistry miss out there. He did a Webinar with us. The California pool and SPA sociation and it was very well received by the industry. And I think that the things he's GonNa talk about. Today are things that are actually useful for you in the backyard. And that's what's important that we WANNA bring to. The table is usefulness and not just an interview with somebody but actually usefulness in the field so I'm GonNa let Richard Falk talk about himself a little bit because I think as David says you know he's the he's the man of mystery like who is this guy and how did he come into play in the Pool Industry Richard. Can you just give us a little bit of background? I know we did that on the webinars well. But I think it's important for people to know who you are and wire in the pool industry and why you do what you do. So thank you for inviting media this a doing this Webinar. So yes I got started in this. A bout in two thousand three when we did a rebuild on a house in new house and put in a pool and that was the for swing cool that I had had and and I had a friend in the industry. Actually working at a chemical manufacturer So I was actually getting all the chemicals for free. Because he was he had a certain allocation for his use in such that and he didn't have a pool himself so so he was sending everything to me and I was following all the instructions based on the labels and traditional advice said to do. And you know that included use tricolor tabs but it had many other products as well Extra things with it enzymes and clarifiers and such and an ultra sites as well and I ran into problems with my pool about a year and a half later in two thousand and four Started to get dull. Cloudy had unusual. Higher chlorine demand had to keep putting more tricolor pucks in and at that time. I didn't understand what was going on so I had a background in chemistry in physics in school that I really didn't use as much because I wanted to more computer science in terms of my work. But you know given the issues ahead and swimming pools. I realized you know must be chemistry and biology going on. I should look it up figuring out what's going on and I went online and ran into a form called the pool forum that a guy named Ben Powell was running and he originally did. Those sites who form and pull solutions originally did him for the full service community because he was doing commercial pools himself and a but he found that there were more people in the residential pool market residential pool owners. Who were having problems? Just terms of the quantity of number of people's larger number of pools. The residential side is larger and so he shifted the focus of his sight to help them. So I went on that site and I read. Would he was writing. And it was different advice in what the standard pool industry advice was. Educating our our service industry raising that level is one thing but I would really hope that the model Aquatic Health Code would start to look at the design of pools because a lot of our way under designed for the actual bather load on Saturday afternoons. They're under filtered. The the if you're going to have a public pool or commercial you have to have a chlorine dosing system. You can't have a guy coming by a couple of weeks in dosing by hand. You can't have the maintenance personnel coming dump a gallon of chlorine in there while people are swimming. These pools have to be set up right from the beginning and then the third the third thing. That's kind of coming together in my mind. After having this discussion with a few different people is we need to educate the bathers people get in without shower. People get in when they're sick people There's a online picture that gets circulated around the pool service. Facebook pages of a woman shaves her legs in the pool. People do disgusting things and so you know. We need to educate people stop that. Maybe maybe the whole thing with this virus your candidate Rona virus thing going around is that well maybe just make people often thank you back. Communicable Diseases more. Yes the importance of say handwashing in the case of the virus. Transfer and things like that is going to have people start thinking of behavior. Behavioral changes to live more more healthy way in a community includes the swimming. Swimming has different aspects to it. As you point out because there's speak to world transfer their early and that is means a different area clean but it's still cleaning. It's still once you had the idea of yourself clean whether it's washing your hands. Well clean earbud before it will continue to back off in August which is not really as much L. concern but at least it does reduce the disinfection byproducts example. Because you have less of the precursors involves so there are advantages to doing that to be cleaned throughout. But I think that is true that it's going to be something and I think that while we're talking about Kobe. Nineteen when this question has come up. Cdc's age see asked me about two so did some calculations on sure out in terms of safety because people ask about transmit through the water and this and that so And so the net result is that the Kobe nineteen virus is. There's a paper that shows that it's doesn't show it show SARS actually because the show's corona viruses because they don't pass the closest thing similar to other Corona Corona viruses. Which probably is did it is killed and actually faster than chlorine at least we're looking at it and sewage They didn't have anything sewing tools. Which can get papers go? But it's better than nothing and but it ended and it's the type of Iris. Corona virus has is this. What's called an envelope? Virus has an envelope around it. Which is which makes them actually easier to kill because if you disrupt the than you remove the surface proteins that actually the attachment to the cells such so you don't even actually after destroy the inside in order to kill their inactivated virus And that's why similar water so effective for example because I go to their in Disrupts that In capsule cancellation piece at the antelope. Actually son cancellation the envelope. A alcohol does that to alcohol dozen different mechanism similar terms it dissolving into hand sanitizers work right and so now so hypoc. Laura does both type of chlorate both attacks the proteins that Ebola wall and attack. Cra so that's why hydrochloric works well even for the non enveloped viruses like norovirus stuff whereas these other earns it's good alcohol's good for that anyway so getting back to Kobe nineteen pool so the good news is that it kills it. Looks like it's killed even faster than you call. I feel pretty fast. The demand user the downside of counter is that when I looked up the dose response and the fecal amount the concentrations fecal matter concentrations have equal matter or lower than E. coli which also that's a good thing. A bad thing though countered all that was the dose-response turns out and takes significantly lower dose of virus of nineteen then e coli to get sick again so the net of it all is that it is worse than e. Coli but the good news is that when we ran our models. And we're doing fecal slept models last for a paper E. Coli was pretty much the easiest one to get rid of so even though it's worse than E-coli that way it's still low right a and even the worst-case shedder the one that had the highest concentration. Because you know there was a study so the one that had the worst highest concentration And if we assume the.